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Shutting down social media does not reduce violence, but rather fuels it
5 months ago

Shutting down social media does not reduce violence, but rather fuels it

In the wake of a series of coordinated attacks that claimed more than 250 lives on April 21, the government of Sri Lanka shut off its residents’ access to social… Continue Reading Shutting down social media does not reduce violence, but rather fuels it

Our faith in information is faltering when we most need facts
6 months ago

Our faith in information is faltering when we most need facts

We shouldn’t need a Super Bowl commercial costing around $10 million to remind us that information is supposed to matter in a democracy.

Yet the Washington Post thought we did,… Continue Reading Our faith in information is faltering when we most need facts

Hard Truths + Fake News: A 2019 Election Bootcamp

Hard Truths + Fake News: A 2019 Election Bootcamp

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HARD TRUTHS + FAKE NEWS

A timely bootcamp for users of democracy and defenders of press freedom. Join us March 30 at the Carleton School of Journalism and Communication for… Continue Reading Hard Truths + Fake News: A 2019 Election Bootcamp

The Truth and 2019: How fudging, fibbing, fake news and outright lies will shape Canada’s next federal election

The Truth and 2019: How fudging, fibbing, fake news and outright lies will shape Canada’s next federal election

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A panel discussion featuring

Daniel Dale – Washington Bureau Chief, the Toronto Star Laura Stone – Queen’s Park Reporter, the Globe and Mail Supriya Dwivedi – Co-Host, The Morning Show,… Continue Reading The Truth and 2019: How fudging, fibbing, fake news and outright lies will shape Canada’s next federal election

How analyzing patterns helps students spot deceptive media
8 months ago

How analyzing patterns helps students spot deceptive media

With the current pervasive use of online media for personal and academic reasons, it’s necessary for students to have skills to confidently filter and decipher what they’re reading.
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How journalists can rebut Trump’s ‘fake news’ claim
8 months ago

How journalists can rebut Trump’s ‘fake news’ claim

“Solutions journalism” aims to give more prominence to solution-oriented narratives. It reports on responses to social problems by moving the solutions out of the footnotes.
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How ‘fake news’ came to Winnipeg 100 years ago
10 months ago

How ‘fake news’ came to Winnipeg 100 years ago

This article was originally published by the Winnipeg Free Press and appears here with the editor’s permission.

Thursday, Nov. 7, 1918 — 100 years ago today — was a pleasant… Continue Reading How ‘fake news’ came to Winnipeg 100 years ago

“Bearing Witness: Journalism, Trust and Social Media” by Andy Carvin, Asper Visiting Professor, Journalist and Author

“Bearing Witness: Journalism, Trust and Social Media” by Andy Carvin, Asper Visiting Professor, Journalist and Author

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For the last two decades, American journalist Andy Carvin has pioneered the use of social media to report geopolitical upheaval, from the September 11 attacks to the Arab Spring. Is… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness: Journalism, Trust and Social Media” by Andy Carvin, Asper Visiting Professor, Journalist and Author

Live blog: Building trust in media
1 year ago

Live blog: Building trust in media

In an age of misinformation, disinformation, AI and media manipulation, how can news organizations and platforms like Google build trust with audiences?
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